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Back Again

June 29th, 2015 at 02:01 pm

Back again!

We went to Charleston, SC. I think it was the most beautiful city I've ever seen! I only got to spend a couple hours, but I'd love to go back for a week. So much history, and beauty. Also I couldn't believe how kind the people were there.

As a side note, we didn't realize that was the same day that the president was visiting for a funeral... So traffic and police were crazy. We didn't get in until midnight, so luckily when we got up in the morning to explore most of it had died down. But the street in front of the church was still blocked off.

I've got $325 to add to my animal fund, and a new goat. Smile Next trip is Monday.

Saving Money & Packing

June 25th, 2015 at 09:44 pm

I saved a bundle of money today. I called and added full coverage to one of our cars, so I don't have to purchase the rental car insurance for our vacation next month.

It only cost me $24 to upgrade to full coverage until September!!!

The rental car insurance is $20 a day... for a 10 day vacation. $24 vs $200. Crazy!

Leaving bright and early tomorrow at 4am for our goat trip. 10 goats will be heading to their new homes. Driving all the way to the ocean tomorrow, staying the night. Saturday we are going to the beach, and sight seeing a bit. Then staying with relatives in TN. Then Sunday morning we will be heading home. Going to be a lot of driving. Yuck.

Wish us luck for safe travels!

I'm Back

June 22nd, 2015 at 02:29 pm

I'm back from the wedding. It was very stressful, but turned out lovely. I still owe MIL $30 for the hair dresser, but after that I think I'm done with expenses on this.

Just in time, for my goat trip next weekend. I will be making only $275 on the deal, and will be bringing home a new goat. The following weekend I will be getting $200 more for another goat that is leaving. I'll probably be sticking the money into the animal fund.

Vacation is only one more paycheck away from complete.

Looking forward to working on some of my main goals soon.

A Little Better

June 18th, 2015 at 03:12 pm

Well the utility bills came in low this month, so I sent the "extra" $150 to the Roth IRA.

Got lots of stuff done this morning, but still have a lot to do today.

I cleaned out the goat barn and put down new straw to get ready for more rain that is coming. Sigh.

Cleaned out the dog pen, and new straw. Cleaned out the boys goat house, and new straw.

Wethered (goat term for neutering) 2 boy goats who are going to their new home in about a week. Gave 3 goats their shots, and routine medicine.

I was literately soaked to the skin with mud and water after all this. We've had nearly nonstop rain for a couple weeks now, and at least another week to go.

We don't have it as bad as OK or TX. But rivers and streams are still flooding, roads are closing. My entire yard is several inches of standing water. My town is next to a large river, and there is talk about the bridge closing. Which hasn't been done for over 20 years.

My hay is past it's prime, which is sad since I paid to get the fertilizer and it grew beautifully. Literately over $400 worth of grass going to waste out there. If the rain ever stops I should still be able to cut it, but it won't have much nutritional value. So I will probably have to buy some to supplement. The bad thing is, my hay supplier is having the same problem. So I'm not sure if he will have any quality hay either.

High Spend

June 17th, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Payday came and went. Had to send $450 to the credit card to pay it off. Not sure why it got so high this time. I'll have to go back through and look at the charges.

Besides that I had to spend $130 for the second half of the bridesmaid dress, and also $15 to get it hemmed.

That's pretty much all my check. Rats.

This weekend is the wedding, next weekend I make a goat trip to the East, following week I make a goat trip North, and then next week is vacation. Lots of traveling!

Fence fund did get completed. No progress on anything else.

Weight Loss & Mortgage

June 4th, 2015 at 01:59 pm

Diet and exercise is going pretty well.

Since Monday I have lost 6 pounds. Which I know is more than you should lose. But the first couple pounds always seem to melt off, then after that is slows way down.

Have about 14 more is get down to my goal weight. I can do it!

Found a really helpful app called my fitness pal. I'm using it to track my calories, and my progress. So far so good.

Mortgage payment was sent today. Bringing our balance down to $48,626.32

Getting Close

June 3rd, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Sold another goat. He goes to his new home Monday. Poor guy is separated from his momma, and they have both been crying nonstop for two days. :/

That added $225 to my fence fund, bringing the total to $935. Only $65 from my goal!

After the fence fund is topped off, I will start sending the goat money towards the animal fund.

A $1,000 animal buffer will make me feel much better in case of emergencies.

Haven't been doing very well on my 5 things this week. Been feeling pretty sick, and it was all I could do just to work, and drag myself out of bed.

June Goals

June 1st, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Sold a goat yesterday. My favorite baby. Frown I'm going to miss him terribly. He was my little buddy. But if I kept all the babies I loved I'd have 100 goats. lol.

Added $200 to the fence fund. Only $290 to finish it.

Only $300 to finish the vacation fund.

Might try to knock out both this month. We'll see.

As a side note, I've gotten pudgy. So I've started trying to eat healthier, and work out daily. So far I'm just shooting for 30 sit ups and 30 squats a day. I also purchased a jump rope, and am hoping to incorporate that in for cardio. (I hate running) I just to love jump roping as a child, so I'm curious to see how it goes now.